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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Da Vinci






Here are some images of Incunabula Museum series il volo instrumentale Da Vinci's Flying Machine. In its configuration Da Vinci's Flying Machine would not have flown however I think that if one were to flip the wing spars up 90 degrees and if one were to get rid of that flapping wing idea it just might fly. This model was a very fun build and not as difficult as it may first seem. Well worth the buy if you come across one. If you wish to buy this kit online you can do so here.

7 comments:

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

WOW..that is incredible. I wish I could have seen it flown back in the day.

thomas said...

One (actually two) question(s) regarding the Da Vinci flying machine model - nice job, by the way!! Step 42 talks of preparing the wing spars from part #2. It shows pictures and mentions that one end of each spar (circular cross-section) is flattened, actually trimmed down on each side. My questions are how far down do I need to trim these down and how wide is the remaining center portion of the spar supposed to be? There is no mention of these dimensions in the instructions. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks much!!

Warren Zoell said...

Thomas - If I recall you sand the spar edges into something like a stop sign shape. As for the taper measurements if I recall there are no written measurements but you can take them off the antiquated blueprint sheet provided using a ruler. That's what it's there for and that"s what I did. I hope this helps. Keep picking my brain if it doesn't. We'll figure it out :O)

cheap viagra said...

Wow that looks amazing, it's exactly like the first "flying machine" in the story.

Warren Zoell said...

Thanks- I really enjoyed building this one.

Daniel Adrian said...

Wow... nice jub there, it made me order the kit and try it myself, but i'll have a question: is it possible to not mount it on the stand provided? I'm thinking to hang it on the ceiling as an extra efect. You think is it possible?

Warren Zoell said...

You can hang it on the ceiling if you want, no problem.